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Post by Nigel H-J » 03 Jun 2007, 11:53

Thanks for the info Dave and as for Steve well.............I honestly never bothered to check who the previous pilot was but having read his recent posts.........I think he has taken the hint!!! :lol: :lol:

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Post by DaveB » 03 Jun 2007, 12:10

Now don't do that.. Steve will get a complex :lol: You can check the aircraft status prior to accepting it and see what fuel is onboard but I rarely do. More often than not, I go for a reg that I have a paint for.. very scientific!! :lol:

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Post by stegs » 03 Jun 2007, 23:38

Same here Nigel. I've got VC-10 GG out in Oz at the moment simply because that is the BOAC livery that I have.
Sometimes you pick a plane at random and find it has a load of fuel on board. You say a silent thank you to whoever had it last and make a little bit of extra money on the flight.
As the VA has nearly 10 billion in the bank and I have quarter of a million and nothing to spend it on it's all fairly irrelevant anyway :smile:

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Post by DaveB » 04 Jun 2007, 00:14

That was probably a 'me' and not a Nigel Steve but yes.. I'm exactly the same mate. Sometimes you trip over say.. a 748 with 2.5t onboard and think 'who the hell had this beforehand'?? You then count your blessings and knock off a lot of what you intended to buy :lol:

I rarely fly anything I don't have a paint for but since throwing an Nvidia card back into the pc and losing my spinning aircraft, it's become a bit of a lottery :sad: I'm in the process of working through my aircraft.cfg's now to show the reg in the UI Variation but in hindsight.. long live ATI!! :wink:

You can buy a fair amount of aircraft with 250k btw Steve.. unless of course you're saving for something a little special :worried:

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Post by Nigel H-J » 04 Jun 2007, 10:44

Hi Steve, that was definitely a 'him' and not a 'me' but going back to the accounts.......I'm going to have to start increasing my flying hours as don't think I have enough to even put down a deposit on a landing light!!! :lol:

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Post by DaveB » 04 Jun 2007, 11:15

:lol: :lol:

A Chipmouse is the first thing to aim for Nigel.. I think they're around 35k.. but be warned. You personally pay for all your gas and are not allowed to carry pax. You're also responsible for your own maint too so make sure you have enough dosh in the kitty :wink:

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Post by stegs » 04 Jun 2007, 11:30

Paying for your own gas?? :shock:
Don't like the sound of that

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Post by Nigel H-J » 04 Jun 2007, 11:41

Nor me!! :lol:
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Post by DaveB » 04 Jun 2007, 11:48

No.. me neither!! That's why I'm more of a 'Collector' than a PPL man :lol: You gotta spend it on something!! :wink:

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